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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Our desire to give unsolicited advice is a lot like having explosive diarrhoea: crap just gushes out before you can contain it. When a friend struggles with something health related, you might feel a moral obligation to swoop to his side, usually by asking "Have you tried…?" After all, health is important, and we all need to make sure we've got each other's back...right?